You have just received the news you weren’t expecting following an interview..

You have just received the news you weren’t expecting following an interview..

You have just received the news you weren’t expecting following your interview..

You haven’t got the job!

What you do next will determine how quickly you recover and move on.

In my experience of facing rejection personally and from speaking to candidates who we have put forward for an interview it is important that you put the rejection into context. It is only a lost opportunity. I was rejected from one role only to be offered a great opportunity with a company that I feel was the catalyst to the following very successful ten year period in employment.

Use the disappointment as motivation to improve. What were the reasons, a lack of skills or qualifications? Use the disappointment to motivate you to attain those skills or qualifications.

Think of alternative ways to achieve that role. Look at similar companies within your industry and target them.

Because it was a no now, it is not a no forever. I interviewed somebody for a role once and they weren’t a right fit for that role, however, when a slightly different role came up, they were approached and became a great asset to the company and they have forged a very successful career at a senior level for themselves.

Who are JSL Solutions?

We are an established, reputable and ethical recruitment consultancy committed to working to the highest industry standards. We promote good practice through our proven experience, methods and processes. We have over 50 years of industry experience to partner with you to find the right talent or the right business.

We specialise in:

Automotive recruitment

Automotive aftermarket recruitment

Sales & marketing recruitment

Industrial & Engineering recruitment

Senior appointments and executive search

Stewart Lupton is a very people focused professional who always puts the person at the core of every activity and decision. He has worked as a sales and marketing professional for the last 25 years and progressed throughout his career in a number of different blue chip organisations and SME’s to become the sales director of the UK & Ireland division of a globally recognised automotive component manufacturer before founding JSL. Stewart provides an ethical, highly compliant and reputable service that puts the client and candidate experience at the heart of everything that he and his company does.

Joanne Lupton is passionate about reducing the impact of organisational decisions on people and this is highlighted in her MSc thesis, how can NLP (neuro linguistic Programming) help reduce the impact of managing change on its people. Joanne has an enviable career history with a number of household recognised blue chip organisations. Joanne wanted to build a recruitment consultancy that is recognised for both its client and candidate experience and strives to achieve this through her commitment to the highest industry standards. 

We can be contacted on 01270 845344, email us at or visit us at

Recruitment...The right way.